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Bruise Spots On Legs
Hi, my daughter has. Been bitten in a few spots on her legs by misquitoes and now she has large bruises on her legs. Is that normal?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know it's there. What could it be?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?
Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more
A lump came up on the bk of my leg a little higher than where knee bends. No bruise the next day it turned into a horrible bruise several dark spots?
There's been a few times where I've noticed several dark bluish spots on the lower half of both legs that look like bruises but I haven't inured them.
There's a condition: Called Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) that can cause bumps & bruises on the shins from leaking of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Usually the leaking is confined to the skin & goes away own its own. However, HSP can affect other organs, like the kidneys & joints., it's important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis & evaluation. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Keep getting very yellow spots on legs. They r like highlighter color. No pain or anyother thing...just these spots.sometimes they seem like bruises?
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?
I am a 55 yr old woman, i have pin prick spots like bruises on 1 of my legs, the lower half at the front.I do bruise easily but I haven't had this befor?
I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.?
Difficult to say: The reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately. ...Read more
Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?
See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more
Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones — 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises
What you described is not worrisome, however it is worth watching, i.e, keep an eye on such lesions to see if more are developing. At your next visit to your doctor you should ask her/him to look at the lesions, if any are present at the time. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Four year old has a few flat reddish spots on legs. I thought they were bruises but they are all the same size. Not raised or itching.
Non- specific: Itch? Pain? Duration? Size? Nature of surface? Perhaps an exam will lead to a definition. Probably needs observation of behavior over a few weeks to have a chance at identification. If it goes away you don't care what it was. ...Read more
My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?
Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up. ...Read more
Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones — 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising
Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have itchy red spots at the top of my thigh that have turned into bruising
looks like I have been beaten up on my leg.?
Itch & bruising: If you have unexplained bruising, please see your doctor. Several possibilities for itching and bruising of isolated spots on body. Scratching an itchy spot can produce bruises, particularly if you occasionally take nsaids, fish oil, vitamin e and other blood thinners. There is also a skin condition called pigmented purpura, inflammation of the smallest blood vessels, which can be itchy. ...Read more
What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when I shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?
Why do I suddenly get bruised easier than usual? I also have these weird red spots on my legs and I get nosebleeds more often than I usually do. Why?
Blood thinner?: You need to see your doctor. Are you on a blood thinner? He/she will test your blood and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are single reccuring petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have tiny pink ones — 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg, 2 on chest No bruises
I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?
Suspicious but can't: Bleeding into skin can produce bruises. It can be due to one of two causes. In older folks(tell your age...it is important to relay this info) the skin becomes more fragile and blood vessels are than poorl;y supported agains friction, so they can break and ooze blood under the skin. Seconly any platelet (It is a type of blood cell)abnormality can increase the risk of bruising. Aspirin can do it ...Read more
Are single reccuring petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg, 4 on chest No bruises, platelets at 331
Evaluation: When the platelet is normal,patient need coagulation test to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
I get random small round red spots or small round bruises on different areas of my arms and legs what causes this? I can email a pic if anyone wants2c
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
I have varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice i been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.
I have lots of bruising on the front & outside of my leg. I do take 1 baby aspirin a day & inhaled steroids. What is causing this. Sore in spots.
Purpura: Easy bruising can have many causes. One of the more common causes is minor trauma--hands, forearms, legs--in people on blood thinners. Something that accelerates bruising is the use of either topical or systemic steroids. I think your Aspirin and inhaled steroids are causing/worsening the problem. Do not stop them, but talk to your doctor for options. ...Read more
Continuous bruising and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?
Telangiectasias.: Fine broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin do not indicate any systemic problems which is good. However, if you are interested in treating what is likely a genetic predisposition, the treatment for this is considered cosmetic in nature and can be addressed with the use of laser technology. ...Read more
Mom has DVTs, LOTS. Filter in place. Leg developing blotchy appearance. Like bruises with red spots. Should I worry? Brain bleed can't do thinners.
I've been worried about a couple months now, because I get about 2 to 4 bruises per week on my legs, their color is greenish and some are purple (they are not big), I've also been having night sweats, little red spots on my arms, hands and feet (agai
See a doctor: Easy bruising and night sweats could be an indication of some kind of blood disease, see a doctor for a peace of mind ...Read more
I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise.?
It could be a spider: Bite, or another insect bite. It also may be a bruise. If it doesn't resolve on its own, or if he develops more, please take him to his doctor. ...Read more
Hi I have 2 spot 1 on each leg it looks like bruises their round. Its hurts us I touch not swalowing. But don't remember getting hurt. Emergency?
I have a small flat purple spot on my leg, its not raised. It just noticed it yesterday. I don't think I hit myself on aniything that would bruising.
Bruise: If you get more lesions see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. It will probably go away on its own. ...Read more